The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, March 30, 2001

Diverse Diversions


Lowell Cinema
Hoyt's Acton 4
Lexington Flick
Maynard Arts


Ellis Lecture at Nashoba Brooks

Herbert P. Wilkins, the Richard G. Huber Distinguished Visiting Professor at Boston College Law School and former Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, will present the 2001 Ellis Lecture at Nashoba Brooks School on April 3, at 8 p.m. In keeping with concerns lingering from the 2000 U.S. presidential election, Wilkin's lecture topic will be "Education: Essential to Effective Citizenship."

The Ellis Lecture Series was established in honor of former head of school Patricia Ellis, and is free and open to the public, with a reception following the lecture. Donations will benefit the Ellis Scholarship Fund. For more information, call 369-4591, ext. 124.

Highland Studios open this weekend

Only once each year do the Highland doors open to the public for tours of these exciting creative places. This weekend the studios on School Street will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Come as you are and bring the family to see famous illustrator Wayne Geehan's new adventures of Sir Cumference and Lady Di Ameter. Wayne ordered a goodly supply as he is always sold out early. Framed original illustrations are on his studio walls so you can view the pictures you've seen in these and other books he has illustrated. Wayne will sign books too.

Imadiel Ariel will be in the studio showing her exquisite eye pillows made of painted silk and lavendar. They work as sachets when not curing a headache, shading eyes for a nap or relaxation. She'll have gorgeous colorful long and square hand painted silk scarves and angel decorations as well.

Another of Valerie Traynor's painted picnic tables is in her studio as well as examples of her amazing trompe d'oeil wizardry and a variety of other furniture and architectural detail pieces. She accepts special commissions.

Katharine Bell is the one to see if you have yearned for scenes from your childhood or your children's early memorable adventures. She paints narrative scenes on screens, shades, furniture and trays you choose, working from collections of photos.

New to the group is Sally Ruby, a painter, who was manager of the summer internship program and tours for visiting professionals at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, and has exhibited in Santa Fe, NYC and Connecticut. Sally's experiences on the North Rim of Grand Canyon and with Hopi culture provide sources for her dramatic southwest images.

She shares studio space with Carlisle's own Phyllis Hughes who will have new paintings and her prints of Carlisle scenes. Phyllis frames the 1875 map of Carlisle, the April 19 March of Minutemen and the now traditional view of Carlisle Center. She will have matted copies of sections of the 22-foot drawing of the Concord milldam on display as well as some acrylic tropical scenes from her travels.

D'Anne Bodman's sunny studio will be open too, with copies of her book in both hard and soft cover.

Don't miss this once-a-year opportunity to see what fascinating artwork goes on in Highland, managed by the Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts. It's called the Highland Umbrella and it's only open to all once a year.

Monument Square breakfast on April 7

Concord resident Philip Reilly, author of the recently published book, "Abraham Lincoln's DNA," will be the guest speaker for the April 7 Monument Square Breakfast. Dr. Reilly, who is trained in law, genetics and medicine, will speak about the current study of genetics and its impact on our society. The breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Colonial Inn in Concord and includes a hearty meal, poetry, homespun humor and live music. Everyone is invited. The cost is $15. Call 978-369-0995 for more information.

Build an Earth Float for Earth Day

On Saturday, April 7, from 1 to 4 p.m., Musketaquid, the Arts and Environment Program of the Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, is offering a workshop to build sculptures that will be floated along the Concord River as part of the town's annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 28. This half-day workshop focuses on the fundamentals of building a floating sculpture of natural materials that brings your image of animals, land, or environmental issues to life. Join with friends and family and work as a team. Before the workshop, collect any multiple lightweight items such as grasses, reeds, saplings, vegetation and gourds. Bring them with you and build upon a raft base that will be provided. The workshop fee is $35 with up to four people per float. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

The name Musketaquid honors the origins of Concord"the place where the water flows through the grasses." The Emerson Umbrella is located at 40 Stow Street in Concord Center. For more information, call 371-1736 or email

Concord Walk to Cure MS this Sunday

On April 1, 400 people from Concord and across the state will walk the streets to cure multiple sclerosis as part of a nationwide fundraising tradition. The 6.2 mile Concord Walk takes off from Concord-Carlisle High School at noon. Walkers commit to raise $25 minimum, but most bring in over $200. Individuals, groups and corporate teams can register by calling 800-493-WALK, by visiting the web site at or in person on the day of the walk. Many volunteers are also needed to make the Walk successful; interested persons should contact the Chapter at 800-493-9255.

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